Meet the Team

At our firm, we have the client — and only the client — in mind.

Our reasons for becoming financial professionals are deeply personal. We’ve repeatedly seen many friends and family struggling to find the help they need to map out their financial futures. We are confident that with our understanding of personal finance, coupled with our training as financial professionals, we can help people better prepare for the future. After years in the business, we have developed a reputation for educating individuals in an easy-to-understand manner so they can grasp personal finance and use those concepts to pursue their financial objectives. We feel a commitment to our community.

Over the years, we have found that a team approach can be an effective method to help clients who have a wide variety of needs as they maneuver through a complex financial services world. We invite you to discover and experience the power of our services. We believe it has far-reaching benefits for our clients to get opinions from several sources with diverse backgrounds, education, and experience.

No one strategy fits everyone, which is why every client gets our undivided attention — from planning to execution to follow-up. We take a proactive approach to helping you develop a strategy to address your financial goals and objectives, using the most efficient methods available.

Tom Fortino

Founder & Principal

(630) 519-4742

As the founder and principal of Alpha Wealth Group, I’ve made it my responsibility to help investors make sense of their financial opportunities and chart a path through uncertain times. My goal is always to add value to my clients’ lives through prudent advice, plain speaking, and education. Today’s retirees are facing historic levels of volatility and longer lives in retirement. I help them understand where they are now and create strategies to help take them to a comfortable retirement lifestyle.

I joined the financial services industry in 1994 after a career as a product development engineer with General Motors Corporation. I began my career with John Hancock, where I focused on insurance analysis for individuals and small businesses. My experience gave me insight into asset protection and sophisticated risk management techniques, which I use now to help my clients plan for their futures.

I founded Alpha Wealth Group with the aim of providing objective, client-centered advice. Working as an independent advisor gives me the freedom to invest time in getting to know my clients and their lives inside and out. We never make any recommendations until we’re confident that we understand our clients and their goals well.

I am passionate about helping my clients build strong futures, and I am proud of the role my advice plays in helping them pursue their long-term goals. As part of my commitment to education and support, I host the weekly radio show “The Alpha Wealth Hour” on WIND 560AM, which provides educational forums for corporations, senior groups, and community workshops. I’m a frequent contributor to the financial press and have been featured on Fox Business, Fortune, and I also regularly host “Retirement Bootcamps” and educational seminars to help retirees and pre-retirees improve their knowledge and gain confidence in their vision of retirement.

I am an investment advisor representative and have Illinois Life and Health Insurance certifications. I received my Bachelor of Science in electrical engineering from GMI Engineering and Management Institute and an MBA from the University of Chicago.

In my free time, I enjoy working out and traveling. I moved to the Chicago area in 2006 and live in Glen Ellyn with my wife, Kristen.


Whether you are investing to build wealth, protect your family, or preserve your assets, our personalized service focuses on your needs, wants, and long-term goals.

Our team of professionals has years of experience in financial services. We can help you address your needs of today and for many years to come. We look forward to working with you.

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